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Friday, January 2, 2015

Difference Between Netbackup and Backupexec

Well we know Netbackup is for Enterprise level and Backup is for Mid-sized environments , I would like to highlight few more difference's which are mainly considered while discussing about these two leading backup products from Symantec.
  
Category
Backup_Exec
Netbackup
Latest Version
2014
7.6.0.2
Database in the backend
Microsoft SQL
Sybase
Tape Format
BKF
TAR
Reporting

Native
OpsCenter
Management
CASO (Central Admin Server Option) can manage multiple media server deployed across Domain.
NetBackup Master Server, can manage multiple media server, SAN media servers and clients centrally.
Can read from NetBackup/Backup Exec

Not supported to read NetBackup images to Backup Exec
Supported until BE 2012 , later versions not supported
NDMP

Supported
Supported
De-Duplication
Supported
Supported
GRT
Supported
Supported
BMR
Supported
Supported
Tape Library, VTL and autoloader
Supported
Supported
Tape-out protocols FC & ISCSi
Supported
Supported
Multistreaming backups

Not Supported
Supported
Multiplexed backups

Not Supported
Supported
Vmware and Hyper-V Environments
Supported
Supported
Offline and Online backups
Supported
Supported
Automatic scheduled and Manual Backups
Supported
Supported
Media Server Support
Windows Only
Windows as well as UNIX
Client Support
Windows and Linux Only
Windows as well as UNIX
Disk Based Backups
Supported
Supported
             Encryption

Supported
Supported
SAN backups
Supported
Supported
Convert backups to virtual machines
Supported
Supported

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